Learn to Swim Program

 

(SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SWIM LESSONS!)
 
Enrollment Policy:

Records of all sessions are kept at the PRC office in case there is a question as to what levels a child has completed.  PRC swim instructors reserve the right to move students from one class/level to another if they feel it is beneficial.

 Class sizes are limited, so enroll early! 
 
When: Classes meet up to 45 minutes per day.

Fee: $30 per session


The Parsons Recreation Commission offers their Learn to Swim Program and instructors and/or supervisors are ARC-certified Water Safety Instructors.  Students should come in swimsuit and bring towel or robe. Inclement weather does not automatically cancel classes.  Every effort will be made to notify patrons if the pool is unable to open. Please call PRC if the weather is of concern.
 
In order to limit distractions for our young swimming students and for the safety of our patrons, spectators will not be allowed in the pool during lessons.

 

Parent & Child

(6 months to 3 years old) 

 

An adult MUST be in the water with each child. This class teaches parents techniques for working with their child. It’s intended to develop a comfort level in young children in and around water, as well as a readiness for learning to swim. One week class ONLY. 

 

 

Preschool Beginner

(4-5 years old) 

 

An introduction to water skills for children who are less experienced.  The following skills will be taught: submerge face for 3 seconds, 10 bobs to chin, supported float on front & back, bubble blowing, water entry and exit, supported kick front & back, alternating arm action while walking 5 yards. 

 

Preschool Advanced

(4-5 years old) 

 

An introduction to water skills for children who are comfortable in the water.  The following skills will be taught: submerge head 3 seconds, submerge & retrieve object, experience deep water with support, front and back float/glide 5 seconds, level off, 10 bobs, combined stroke front/back 5 yards. 

 

Level 1-Beginner

(Minimum of 6 years old) 

 

An introduction to water skills for children who are less experienced.  The following skills will be taught: submerge face for 3 seconds, 10 bobs to chin, supported float on front & back, bubble blowing, water entry and exit, supported kick front & back, alternating arm action while walking 5 yards. 

 

Level 2-Advanced 

(Must have passed Level 1) 

 

The following skills will be taught: submerge head 3 seconds, submerge & retrieve object, experience deep water with support, front and back float/glide 5 seconds, level off, 10 bobs, combined stroke front/back 5 yards. 

 

Level 3- Stroke Readiness 

(Must have passed Level 2) 

 

The following skills will be taught: retrieve object with eyes open, 15 bobs, jump into deep water, front/back glide 2 body lengths, front crawl 10 yards, back crawl 10 yards, elementary back 10 yards, and change direction on front/back. 

 

Level 4 - Stroke Development 

(Must have passed Level 3) 

 

The following skills will be taught: deep water bobbing, sculling on back 5 yards, front crawl with rotary breathing 25 yards, back crawl 25 yards, breast stroke kick 10 yards, scissor kick 10 yards, tread water 2 minutes. 

 

Level 5 - Stroke Refinement 

(Must have passed Level 4) 

 

The following skills will be taught: alternate breathing, stride jump entry, breast stroke 10 yards, side stroke 10 yards, underwater swim 3 body lengths, elementary back stroke 25 yards, dolphin kick 10 yards, front & back crawl 50 yards, open turns, feet first surface dive, tread water 2 minutes. 

 

Level 6 - Skill Proficiency 

 (Must have passed Level 5) 

 

The following skills will be taught: front& back crawl 100 yards, breast stroke and side stroke 25 yards, butterfly 10 yards, approach stroke 25 yards, competitive turns, flip turn, surface dives, tread water 3 minutes, & 1 minute no hands. 

 

Schedule 

1st session
June 25-July 6, 2018 (daytimes)
Level 3 - 10-10:45 am, M-Thurs
Level 2 - 11-11:45 am, M-Thurs
Level 1 - 12-12:45 pm, M-Thurs
2nd session
July 9-20, 2018 (evenings)
Parent&Child Swim Fun - 5:30-5:55 pm, M-F (5 days, July 9-13)
Little Swimmers, Beginning, 4-5 yr olds - 5-5:25 pm, M-F (5 days, July 16-20)
Little Swimmers, Advanced, 4-5 yr olds - 5:30-5:55 pm, M-F (5 days, July 16-20)
Level 1 - 6-6:45 pm, M-Thurs (July 9-19)
Level 2 - 7-7:45 pm, M-Thurs (July 9-19)
Level 3 - 8-8:45 pm, M-Thurs (July 9-19)
3rd session
Aug 6-16, 2018 (daytimes)
Levels 5 & 6 - 10-10:45 am, M-Thurs (Aug 6-16)
Levels 4 - 11-11:45 am, M-Thurs (Aug 6-16)
Little Swimmers, Beginning, 4-5 yr olds - 12-12:25 pm, M-F (5 days, Aug 6-10)
Little Swimmers, Advanced, 4-5 yr olds - 12:30-12:55 pm, M-F (5 days, Aug 6-10)


Swim Lessons Weather Policy 

 

If water/air temperature is below 70-degrees at the pool, children will not be in the water. (Dry land activities may be used instead.) 

 

 

If you have questions regarding upcoming swimming lessons, or schedules, then you should call the APCC Office at 620- 421-7077, x.1, or send an e-mail to ariana_garrison@live.com

 

 

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